Billur Aksoy

Assistant Professor, Economics

Dr. Billur Aksoy joined RPI in 2019. She received her PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University in 2019, her MS in Economics in 2011 from the University of Southampton in the U.K., and her BA in Economics in 2010 from Ankara University in Turkey.

Dr. Aksoy is a behavioral and experimental economist. She studies how identity and social preferences interact with economic decisions. She is also interested in understanding human interaction with technology and technology’s impacts on educational and economic outcomes.


PhD in Economics, Texas A&M University

Research Focus
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Public Economics
Select Works
  • Aksoy Billur and Silvana Krasteva. "When Does Less Information Translate into More Giving to Public Goods?" Experimental Economics (2020).
  • Aksoy Billur and Marco Palma. "The Effects of Scarcity on In-Group Favoritism and Cheating.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 165 (2019): 100-117.
  • Aksoy, Billur, Haley Harwell, Ada Kovaliukaite, and Catherine Eckel. “Measuring Trust: A Reinvestigation.” Southern Economic Journal. 2018; 84(4): 992-1000.
  • Aksoy, Billur, Catherine Eckel and Rick Wilson. "Can I Rely on You?” Games. 2018; 9(4): 81.